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the city is using to target taggers, paul. >> julie, graffiti is a huge problem in the city of oakland. take a look at it yourself. this entire side of the building has been defaced but today the city council members and business owners took the first step at combating the problem. you can see graffiti almost everywhere you look. an eyesore to many especially the owner of mido a new restaurant near jack london square. >> we selected the color because we wanted to kind of beautify this corner. it's bad enough we get a lot of trash that's dumped here on the side. >> reporter: silvi kwra mccollow and her husband opened the restaurant two years ago, since then they have spent a lot of money painting over the graffiti. >> being a brand new restaurant we're just struggling to you know, stay afloat inside. we're focusing on the restaurant. >> a lot of graffiti goes up and takes a lot of time, kind of messes up the neighborhood i feel like a little bit. but we end up painting over it a couple of times a month. >> reporter: business owners feel like they're at the mercy of the taggers and now t
francisco. new at 6:00, ktvu david stevenson is live in the city, in the trouble spots where the workers are keeping a close eye on tonight. david? >> that's right. the sandbags are the city's front lines against flooding, es specially in the neighborhood that was hit hard earlier this year. >> under gray skies and falling rain, san francisco's department of public works this morning rushed to release sandbags to residents. the city stockpile several hundred bags for distribution. >> given out approximately 200 sandbags so far. clearing catch basins and the areas flowing leaves. we've had a couple of minor incidents with trees coming down. >> the skies cleared by midday leaving behind flooding that prompted the park service to close the highway. this man's car died moments after he drove through the intersection. >> i went through the puddle and, a car just stalled. i guess the water just went into the hood. >> fear of flooding is strongest in the city's mission district. heavy rain in april flooded an apartment building including a restaurant. >> the water wants to pool here. this used
to a clogged storm drain. this is video taken today as the city works to try a temporary fix. officials say permanent repairs may not be finished until spring. >>> live storm tracker 2 lit up and going. we have rain falling. you saw ken up in petaluma, light showers there. more significant rain showing up toward czar and healdsburg. you can see the santa rosa area, there's mendocino avenue. moderate rainfall, a little heavier than what ken's seeing. compared to what we did see, this is more showery activity. if you are driving up 101er to petaluma, you ever some wet roads, not flooding. the wipers are on moderate or enter mitt ntd. then you head toward pacific arks some showers coming onshore north right here near the edge mar area. out toward the portola valley arks reports of sprinkles here. a little activity out here toward the market street area. you get the picture. back out the east bay, what's going on? we got nothing. in the next few hours i suspect we'll see showers move into some of the east bay corridors. the real story will than morning commute. that's when the strongest dynamic
are fixing storm damage. the city's public works department may not have enough man power to deal with all the problems. ktvu's david stevenson has more. >> reporter: rain is falling and the race is on to prepare san francisco neighborhoods, businesses and homes for the coming storms. >> i came around the backand surprise. >> the surprise, an aging tree. it crashed on to her property at 4:00 a.m. this morning. >> we will take responsibility for getting it right. >> reporter: the department of public works is under staffed but rushing to trim or remove trees that might blow down. the concern includes leaves on the sidewalk. >> if you see trees, leaves on the sidewalk, don't sweep it into the gutter. >> reporter: the fear is clogged catch basins. a whirlpool yesterday. >> as soon as that blockage cleared out water just went back into the drain. >> reporter: at ocean beach they reopened the great highway. heavy rain last week caused a sewage spill. >> we should have it open today before the rains hit. >> reporter: even as homeowners loaded up on sand bags some were determined to make the bes
around the clock bargaining with the help of a mediator. >>> the city counsel will discuss a plan to sell a parcel of land to a developer. the parcel is under contract for almost $9 million. the buyer intends oo build 3 -- to build 350 high end apartments there. it has come under criticism by residents who say the deal was done without enough input from the public. >>> the trust act aims to limit the ability of california law enforcement agencies to enforce federal immigration laws. governor jerry brown vetoed the bill in september. >> we must make sure secure communities focuses on violent criminals, not on day labor workers. not on women who are victims of domestic violence. >>> a gay teen who spoke out after being denied his eagle scout award was honored today in sacramento. he invited him and his family to the opening legislative session. he was kicked out of the scouts, prompting a nationwide campaign. >>> the national park service repainted graffiti which is a first. the tower was restored and repainted with weather resistant paint to protect the land mark but it covered up graffiti
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